Friday, July 30, 2021

COMMUNIST INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPER: The campaign for the defense of Chairman Gonzalo deepens and broadens, Notes on Ukraine and on the African


The campaign for the defense of Chairman Gonzalo deepens and broadens

July 28, 2021



Proletarians of all countries, unite!







The campaign for the defense of Chairman Gonzalo deepens and broadens






We are very pleased to make known that the campaign for the defense of the life of Chairman Gonzalo, the greatest living Marxist-Leninist-Maoist on the face of the Earth, Head of the world proletarian revolution, Head of the Communist Party of Peru, the red fraction of the International Communist Movement, is deepening and widening as shown by three recent developments:



First, it is very good news that the Maoist comrades of China signed the Joint International Declaration for the Day of Heroism, as it was drafted and in which we reaffirm:


“The explosions of the masses are like the heralds of the new era of revolutions that has opened up. Because it is the masses that have made, make and will make the great transformations, it is from those glorious hands that the new will always come forth to guide humanity. Because with their armed hands they conquer and defend the new Power, Power, the central task of the revolution. The masses cry out, they demand of us communists that we lead them.



…The world reaction is aware of the danger that lurks…..



Imperialism and world reaction are sinking in the midst of greater collusion and strife, and in the midst of their agony they make bloody swipes and with the help of revisionists and opportunists of every color seek to avert the revolution …



The fact that reaction takes advantage of opportunism and revisionism in its desperate reactionary way out of the crisis and to postpone the revolution, is one more political proof of the maturity of the objective and subjective conditions for the revolution throughout the world. That proves that revolution is the main historical and political trend in the world today….


The revisionist and capitulationist right opportunist line in Peru, as the head of the new revisionism at world level, which denies the semi-colonial and semi-feudal character of the countries of the Third World, saying that these have ceased to be so because of “neo-liberalism” applied since the beginning of the 90’s of the last century and in the case of Peru, Furthermore, because with the people’s war the semi-feudal relations were destroyed and Peru has become dependent capitalist and “that the present struggle is for democratic rights, a new constitution and sovereignty”, these renegades deny what was established by Maoism and Gonzalo Thought, that as long as the democratic revolution is not completed with the seizure of power in the whole country, the domination of imperialism, bureaucratic capitalism and semi-feudalism will not have been destroyed. Moreover, expressly in the case of Peru, where reaction has reestablished the old power, it has reestablished the old relations of production, that is, semi-feudalism, and in the countries where it acts with the development of bureaucratic capitalism it evolves the semi-feudal base, it does not destroy it. The new revisionism denies the revolutionary situation in development at the international level. That is to say, it denies the revolution as the main tendency, denies the new great wave of the world revolution, denies the strategic offensive of the world revolution, denies the main contradiction, denies the democratic revolution, denies the land problem in the countries of the Third World and therefore denies the world proletarian revolution. They are counterrevolutionary renegades”.



Secondly, that the same Maoist comrades in China have issued the important statement, Commemorating the Centenary of the Founding of the Communist Party of China, Communist Group (Maoist), where they conclude, that:



“Progressive elements in China need to actively study and deepen the understanding of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, primarily Maoism, and the universally valid contributions of Chairman Gonzalo. We need to put our focus on the national and international situation, have understanding of the situation of the World Proletarian Revolution, realizing that the most important task at this time is the reconstitution of the militarized Communist Party of China. Organizations should be clearly guided by Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, mainly Maoism, organized on Maoist principles, against all forms of revisionism and deviationism, reject eclecticism and sectarianism. Maoists need to combine theory with practice, forge close links with the masses and our own experience in practice, attach importance to criticism and self-criticism.”




Third, in northeast China, near a factory, graffiti was found with the slogans “Long live Chairman Mao!” on the first line and “Long live Chairman Gonzalo!” on the second and third lines:

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Notes on Ukraine

July 28, 2021



Proletarians of all countries, unite!






Notes on Ukraine






The head of Russian imperialism, Vladimir Putin, published on 12th of July via the Kremlin’s webpage an article called ”On the Historical Unity of Russians and Ukrainians“. This article seems to frighten some, while it gives us the possibility to clarify some points.




The Yankees call Putins article via Peter Dickinson and the Atlantic Councili, a „declaration of war“, reason enough to get into it. Furthermore they call the process of the development of contradictions between the three imperialists USA, Russia and Germany (covered as the European Union) and the Ukraine „seven years of undeclared war between Russia and Ukraine“. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy responded to the article by stating that Putin obviously has a lot of free time on his hands. Stockholm Free World Forum senior fellow Anders Åslund branded the article “a masterclass in disinformation” and “one step short of a declaration of war.” Meanwhile, Russian newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets claimed the essay was Putin’s “final ultimatum to Ukraine.”




The Yankees accuse Putin to question the legitimacy of Ukraine’s borders. Well, he does in a way:




„Therefore, modern Ukraine is entirely the product of the Soviet era. We know and remember well that it was shaped – for a significant part – on the lands of historical Russia. To make sure of that, it is enough to look at the boundaries of the lands reunited with the Russian state in the 17th century and the territory of the Ukrainian SSR when it left the Soviet Union.


The Bolsheviks treated the Russian people as inexhaustible material for their social experiments. They dreamt of a world revolution that would wipe out national states. That is why they were so generous in drawing borders and bestowing territorial gifts. It is no longer important what exactly the idea of the Bolshevik leaders who were chopping the country into pieces was. We can disagree about minor details, background and logics behind certain decisions. One fact is crystal clear: Russia was robbed, indeed.“




Tsarist dreams of Russian imperialism, slander against the glorious USSR, not naming the one really responsible – the rat Khrushchev, that bargained with the Ukraine in order to safeguard the restoration of capitalism in the USSR, transforming the people’s rule into a fascist regime. Is there anyone in favour of this outside the ranks of (Russian) reaction?




Putin also states:




“Russia is open to dialogue with Ukraine and ready to discuss the most complex issues. But it is important for us to understand that our partner is defending its national interests but not serving someone else’s, and is not a tool in someone else’s hands to fight against us.


We respect the Ukrainian language and traditions. We respect Ukrainians’ desire to see their country free, safe and prosperous.


I am confident that true sovereignty of Ukraine is possible only in partnership with Russia. Our spiritual, human and civilizational ties formed for centuries and have their origins in the same sources, they have been hardened by common trials, achievements and victories. Our kinship has been transmitted from generation to generation. It is in the hearts and the memory of people living in modern Russia and Ukraine, in the blood ties that unite millions of our families. Together we have always been and will be many times stronger and more successful. For we are one people.


Today, these words may be perceived by some people with hostility. They can be interpreted in many possible ways. Yet, many people will hear me. And I will say one thing – Russia has never been and will never be ”anti-Ukraine“. And what Ukraine will be – it is up to its citizens to decide.”




Denouncing Putin as a warmonger, as the Yankees do quoting Oleksiy Goncharenko saying: “… the current conflict is not about control over Crimea or eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region; it is a war for the whole of Ukraine.”, his, among imperialists, seems a bit exaggerated, because what Russian imperialism did was to defend its zone of influence, of great strategic importance for the very defense of that imperialist State; in Putin’s own words: the “association” of Ukraine with Russia, which he considers a State established in part of “historical Russia”. With the displacement of Russia from being the main imperialism exercising semi-colonial domination over Ukraine another imperialism became the main oppressor through the indirect imperialist intervention that determined the regime change in Ukraine; thus, the status quo of the country was changed and, with this intervention of German imperialism with Euro-Maidan, Russian imperialism was attacked almost in the heart of its strategic defense. Russian imperialism headed by Putin had to react, in a defensive situation it acted with a limited offensive with moves that, rest assured, were made known before to the US and NATO. For Putin the thing now is to try to get things back to where they were in 2014. In that sense the quote from Oleksiy Goncharenko is right. Since at least in the medium term this is not given to him, the conditions are propitious for him; therefore, he at least seeks that the new status he achieved with his offensive action within his overall defensive situation, be recognized by the parties.




But the Atlantic Councils article gets the point in some aspects. Melinda Haring is quoted, saying: “Moscow cannot countenance letting Ukraine go.” Danylo Lubkivsky said: “Putin understands that Ukrainian statehood and the Ukrainian national idea pose a threat to Russian imperialism. … Many in his inner circle are known to advocate the use of force, but for now, the Russian leader has no solutions. … Putin’s essay is an expression of imperial agony.” And Alexander Motyl: “… it doesn’t read like something someone planning a full-scale invasion would write. … why was it published now …”




What is the correct stance? The formation of the Ukrainian nation was fulfilled within the Russian Revolution, the formation of the USSR, because the Great Socialist October Revolution completed the pending tasks of bourgeois democratic revolution, among these the final formation of the nations. All the bigmouth historian hens cackling about the origins of Ukraine as the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, or the Russian tsarist conquest – remember the definition of Tsarist Russia as a “prison of peoples” (Lenin). In the same way, Austrian Chancellor Kurz could argue that Budapest or Belgrade belong to Austria. We reject, condemn and crush that filthy imperialist banner of “limited sovereignty”, we reject the division of countries and new partition, we stand for what Chairman Mao stated: The peoples fight for revolution, the nations for their liberation and the countries for their sovereignty.




The Ukrainian nation belonged to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and was granted autonomy convergent with the right of self-determination. Ukrainians became part of the Soviet people and Ukraine part of the Soviet homeland, in whose defense in World War II they offered millions of lives in the great Patriotic War led by the great Comrade Stalin.




After the death of comrade Stalin Khrushchev took over. With the restoration of capitalism in the USSR Russian social-imperialism emerged and subjugated the other nations of the union as their semi-colonies. Ukraine played an important role within this process, as mentioned. With the collapse of revisionism and the end of the social-imperialist Soviet Union, Ukraine gained formal independence, but remained a semi-colony of mainly Russian imperialism.




German imperialism in the same period annexed the GDR and expanded eastwards, taking over Poland, the Baltic states and others. At the beginning of the second decade of the present century German imperialism lured at Ukraine, what culminated in the Euro-Maidan. But German imperialism was weaker than itself thought so the Yankees took over. They covered their hostilities with the mask of democracy and their efforts were strongly supported by German imperialism via the EU, proceeding their sinister plans.




The Yankees in collusion and struggle with German imperialism succeeded and forced Russian imperialism to react. This led to the invasion of Crimea and the construction of the Russian forces formed, supplied and directed from the Donbass (direct intervention in the first case and indirect in the second), which established a kind of sovereignty apart from the U.S. puppet central government. Therefore, we have to consider that Ukraine is today a semi-colony of mainly Yankee imperialism in some parts and a colony (without any formal independence) of Russian imperialism in Crimea and semi-colony mainly of Russian imperialism in the Donbas.



With the bankruptcy of revisionism and the dissolution of the USSR the zones of influence of the latter enter into imperialist dispute. Ukraine is one of them. In the conflict there, two types of contradictions and three different forces converge. These two types of contradictions are: first, the inter-imperialist contradictions, that is, those existing between the USA and Russia and between the USA and Germany and, secondly, the contradictions between the imperialist powers and the Ukraine as an oppressed nation. The three forces at play, the first are the USA, the sole hegemonic imperialist superpower; the second, Russia as an atomic superpower and Germany, second order imperialist countries, and the third, the oppressed nation. Remember that the first world is being redefined since the collapse of the former USSR due to the bankruptcy of revisionism.



Recognition of Ukraine, yes, but only in “partnership with Russia”, says Putin. This is the reedition of the “limited sovereignty” of which Khrushchev and later Bresnev spoke, which in Putin’s words has been expressed in a previous quote as follows: “the true sovereignty of Ukraine is possible only in partnership with Russia”.



The status quo in Ukraine is not very comfortable for Russian imperialism because it is threatened by NATO forces on the borders of its core territory or, even more so, on what it considers its interior lines. That is the reason for Putin’s efforts. The answer to Alexander Motyl’s question: “Why now?” are the changes due to the renewed presidency in , USA, one can say after the meeting with Biden, from which he was battered by being treated as a minor counterpart, he had to show firmness on this vital issue and the recent agreement on NordStream2, which shows that Ukraine is not of vital interest to US and German imperialism, as the central Ukrainian government has just received some crumbs and promises. In addition, we must take into account the current meeting in Geneva between the U.S. and Russian imperialists to renew the “arms deal”, so both sides are trying to move the chips forward.




The only true solution for the Ukrainian people is to reconstitute its Communist Party, as a Marxist-Leninist-Maoist militarized party, independent and self-reliant, to swipe away all foreign forces and the country-selling traitors with a broom of steel in a new democratic revolution. Based on the glorious heritage of socialism and the experience of the people their future is brilliant. It is just up to the communists and revolutionaries to fulfil their duties.



Notes on the recent development on the African continent

July 28, 2021



Proletarians of all countries, unite!


Notes on the recent development on the African continent




„The prevailing social order, the imperialist world system, in it, US imperialism, the common enemy of the peoples of the whole world, is outdated and rotten to the core, it is sustained by the bloody bayonets of mercenary armies that will be powerless before us. Anyone who takes a look at the world today will see that we are facing a situation where the world proletarian revolution is the only way out, the only way for humanity and that the development of the objective and subjective conditions in the world are favourable for revolution.




The world is in chaos. Imperialism is a dying system. The peoples of the world are revolting against the death and misery caused by imperialism. All over the world – especially in Latin America (currently the weakest link in the imperialist chain), Africa and Asia – the people are massacred, tortured, disappeared and imprisoned because they have chosen to struggle.“




If we take a short look at Africa and sum up the recent struggles taken place there, we see tremendous popular uprisings against the misery imperialism burdens on the peoples. At the same time we have to consider that the shortcomings of the communist in Africa are as bad as in no other part of the world and this leads to a situation where the struggles for national liberation are being fought under reactionary banners generally. This is a situation unacceptable for the International Communist Movement.




We will hereby make an overview of recent struggles taken place: Following a trial and conviction of former president Zuma in South Africa – well known example how corrupt bureaucratic capitalism is – large scale riots erupt and continued for the last two weeks. Over 110 people died and 1200 were arrested. These unrests are the results of the unresolved legacy of the apartheid regime, that which neither Mandela nor anyone else was able to solve because of their character as representatives of the old order, which is not a matter of skin color, which was only an additional ingredient. The revisionist ANC-affiliated South African Communist Party supports the old order and the massacres of the old regime.




Lately four policemen were killed in an anbush in Northwest Cameroon. 13 policemen were killed in an ambush in the north-western state of Zamfara, Nigeria. On June 25 there was an attack on German occupation soldiers by a car bomb in Mali leaving twelve soldiers injured, three of them seriously. Slogans like “Death to France and its allies” are usual at demonstrations. A dozen officers were killed in an ambush in Burkina Faso, in the town of Yirgou in late June, just weeks after a militants attacked the village of Solhan by night, resulting in more than a hundred deaths. In the same time in Ivory Coast three Ivorian soldiers were killed and four soldiers were wounded on patrol near the northeastern town of Tehini close to the border with Burkina Faso when one of their vehicles hit an IED and the convoy was ambushed.




In Niger there was an attack in the Koure region, few months ago. Eight were killed, six French tourists among them. In Mid-May police official reported that seven soldiers have been killed and one missing in Kenya after a bomb and ambush on a squad on routine duty in the Baure area of Lamu county. In Senegal the people looted French factories, supermarket chains and destroyed construction sites of French companies in early March. French people living there were evacuated and the military moved in with tanks. The masses reacted to this by arming themselves and resisting with weapons and guerrilla warfare was launched against the military in the working class districts of Dakar. The French gas monopoly Total was forced to close its plant on the Afungi peninsula due to a large scale attack on the town of Palma, Mozambique, on 24 March, following more than 830 military actions of raids in the past three years, with more than 2,600 casualties.




This short and far from being complete outlook on Africa, along our article “War in Africa” shows to everyone who can see and wants to see, how the masses are crying desperately for the leadership that enables them to really get rid of semi-colonialism, bureaucrat capitalism and semi-feudalism, get rid of the burdens of imperialism, for the Communist Party, Marxist-Leninist-Maoist militarized Communist Party, that initiates the People’s War as fast as possible to conquer and defend power.